Wednesday 30 November 2011

Books in my Month...

It's the end of the month again so .....

Here are the books I have read and enjoyed this month...

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Fallen Angels by Tara Hyland
The Promise by Susan Sallis
Blood Brothers by Josephine Cox
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan
The Other Family by Joanna Trollope

My book of the month 

A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
jaffa's rating 5 paws

My Halloween Read 2011.

Research historian Diana Bishop is a witch from a long line of esteemed witches, and yet she refuses to use her skills. Whilst researching ancient documents in Oxford's Bodleian Library, she unwittingly unleashes the power of Ashmole782 an ancient alchemical manuscript. But once unleashed, the catalytic effect of this ancient document will turn Diana's well ordered life upside down.

Meticulously researched, Deborah Harkness has created a world within a world, which is believable and utterly compelling to read.

I loved it, and can't wait until book two is published in 2012.

Book Two is entitled Shadow of Night , due to be published in 2012.


  1. Just finished this book and can see that I've found myself another series to look forward to reading. I passed over it several times because, quite frankly, I was getting a little tired of vamp lit. But when I saw it on the shelf of the library when I was checking out another book, I thought I would give it a try. Looking forward to book 2 next year. Pauline

  2. Pauline - like you I was reluctant to read A Discovery of Witches as I am not an enthusiastic follower of vamp lit either - but I was pleasantly surprised by this book - we'll have to compare our thoughts on book 2 :)


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